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    Obama sent more troops to stop the WWII heros from seeing a monument erected in their honor then he sent to save our personell under fire in Bhengazi!!!!

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/...de_759070.html


    What a disgrace!!!!! :-/

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    It's a darn sidewalk! It costs nothing to keep it open yet $$ to close it. You can't tell me that is an essential service!
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    The guards are there to prevent vandalism. Two punks with spray paint and 5 minutes could easily do a couple of hundred thousand dollars worth of damage. There is no real reason for the Feds to have closed it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    The guards are there to prevent vandalism. Two punks with spray paint and 5 minutes could easily do a couple of hundred thousand dollars worth of damage. There is no real reason for the Feds to have closed it!
    And yet they have INCREASED security and guards to keep people out which between that and errecting the baracades costs more money than just leaving it open! How stupid do they think the common person is?
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    its all being done for PUBLIC THEATER...the inference is the blame game,there are THOUSANDS of vets who would gladly donate their time to guard the monument, but the media spectacle generated by denying access to the monument is the real intent of the administration
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    Washington Monument Syndrome

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Jump to: navigation, search The Washington Monument syndrome, also known as the Mount Rushmore Syndrome,[1] or the firemen first principle,[2][3] is a political tactic used in the United States by government agencies when faced with budget cuts or a government shutdown. The tactic entails cutting the most visible or appreciated service provided by the government, from popular services such as national parks and libraries[1] to valued public employees such as teachers and firefighters.[2] This is done to gain support for tax increases that the public would otherwise be against. The name derives from the National Park Service's alleged habit of saying that any cuts would lead to an immediate closure of the wildly popular Washington Monument.[4] The National Review compared the tactic to hostage-taking or blackmail.[5]

    Although the strategy usually intends to highlight the government's value to voters, it can also be aimed at lawmakers themselves. Faced with budget cuts in the 1970s, Amtrak announced plans to cease train routes in the home districts of several members of Congress.[2]

    The term was first used after George Hartzog, the seventh director of the National Park Service, closed popular national parks such as the Washington Monument and Grand Canyon National Park for two days a week in 1969. In response to complaints, Congress eventually restored the funding, and Hartzog resigned.[6]

    Interesting.............
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    One of our local liberal TV stations was trying to do a thing on the closing of a national park and the impact. Again it is mostly open air. Funny that all they could get from people this morning at the closed gates was that it is never officially open at this hour and we go around the gates to go jogging every morning.
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    I am sure it is that and not a liability issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    The guards are there to prevent vandalism. Two punks with spray paint and 5 minutes could easily do a couple of hundred thousand dollars worth of damage. There is no real reason for the Feds to have closed it!

    The Republicans want to shut down the government. Then they want to turn around and try and blame Obama for people's inconvenience. Pretty piss poor...

    Conservatives think they found a new game. Instead of having to win the debate and win elections with their ideas, now they figure it's easier than that. Just defund the entire government. Then piecemeal add back in what you like with little continuing resolutions. Completely remake government by extortion. As my daughter used to say when she was little, easy peasy lemon squeezy.
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    Buzz do read your post before pushing send or should we rehash a few things that your party has done.

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